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High quality courses, excellent facilities, beautiful surroundings, pioneering research

The Heriot-Watt University Edinburgh, offers an exceptional range of science, engineering and technology courses in a stimulating environment for creative study. It is an innovative, technologically based university, forward looking and committed to the highest academic standards in disciplines directly relevant to commerce and industry. As a result, its students enjoy graduate employment prospects which are consistently amongst the best in the country.

The Edinburgh campus offers all the technological and teaching requirements of a modern university, alongside attractive purpose built halls of residence together with world-class sports and social facilities. On its north and east boundaries lies the expanding research park which makes business and enterprise an integrated part of campus life.

The School of Engineering & Physical Sciences

The school has an international reputation for applied research and the seamless integration of today’s research with tomorrow’s teaching enables students to graduate with knowledge at the cutting edge of advances in the engineering and technology fields.

Over seventy degree programmes exist at undergraduate and postgraduate levels within the following specialist disciplines:

Electrical & Electronic Engineering: contact Dr Jim Herd 0131 451 3349.

  • General Engineering: contact Dr Alex Bell 0131 451 3548.
  • Mechanical Engineering contact Dr Peter Cumber 0131 451 3532.
  • Chemical Engineering: contact Dr Alex Bell 0131 451 3548.
  • Physics: contact Dr David Townsend 0131 451 3794.
  • Chemistry: contact Dr Jim Cameron 0131 451 3104.
  • Engineering & Physical Sciences Graduate School: Funded Postgraduate Courses and Research Opportunities. Enquiries: or email

Entry Requirements See university prospectus.

Open Days and Admissions

The university open days are held annually at the end of September. UCAS applicants are invited to departmental specific visits from November to March. Persons wishing to visit outside these times are most welcome, by prior arrangement with Recruitment & Admissions Service (contact details below) or the contact for the relevant specialist discipline.

Further Information

All general enquiries and prospectus requests

should in the first instance be directed to:

Recruitment and Admissions Service, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh EH14 4AS.

Tel: 0131 451 3451. Fax: 0131 451 3630



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